Home Ec. Banana Nut Bread

The more astute observers of this online recipe catalog will have noticed that we occasionally put up a recipe that has nothing at all to do with our veggies. This is one of those. Actually, this recipe is a very slight adaption of the Banana Nut Bread recipe that my mother got from her high school Home Economics class. It appeared in our home every so often while I was growing up … and I guess I have some nostalgia for it from time to time. šŸ™‚

And could you add chocolate chips to this recipe? I’m sure you could.


1/3 cup butter (The original recipe called for shortening, but, ah, I don’t believe in that.)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup sifted flour (or unsifted, in my case)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup mashed up banana (about 2 or 2-and-a-half bananas)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with banana, blending well after each addition. Stir in walnuts. Pour into well greased 9 1/2 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 42 minutes or until done. Remove from pan. Cool on rack.

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